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Alec insists on Rita seeing a doctor as she keeps forgetting how ill she is. The doctor says it's the after-effects of the poisoning and says she's stuck with it until it slowly clears. Alec assures the doctor he'll look after her. She refuses to give up The Kabin. Spider and Lorraine decide to throw a party whilst Emily's away. He is stung when Toyah ignores him. Spider tells Toyah that he values her friendship but she feels she's been sidelined. Fred encourages Audrey to get the council to make the world's longest sausage for the Millennium. He is staggered to discover the record is already twenty-eight miles. Vera fears Alec is hatching a plot with Rita to oust the Duckworths from the Rovers. Audrey enjoys Fred's attention and goes to dinner with him. Alf is furious when he hears about it. Rita absentmindedly leaves The Kabin keys in the lock.


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  • The scenes at Firman's Freezers were recorded at the former Somerfield supermarket, 13 The Precinct, Cheadle Hulme. The unit is now occupied by Asda.
  • TV Times synopsis: Rita makes a terrible mistake. With Aunty Emily away, Spider makes plans for the house.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,250,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogue[]

Audrey Roberts: "... And the women councillors - honestly, Fred. I don't think I'm on the same planet as them. Do you know, if I was to mention Giorgio Armani, they'd think he was a communist hero!"
Fred Elliott: "Aye, well... not everybody's into football are they?"

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